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Friday, October 26, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Western Salisbury firefighters take their annual fire safety program into schools

In their annual effort to emphasize the importance of fire safety and fire prevention to youngsters in schools located within Salisbury Township, firefighters during the week of Oct. 8 took time from work, or other activities to assure the community’s youngest citizens are aware of ways they can help themselves and their families be fire-safe.

National Fire Prevention Week is held annually in early October near the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire.


Friday, October 26, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Intense early morning fire destroys garage

The Lehigh County 911 Center dispatched Emmaus Fire Department and Western Salisbury Fire Department firefighters to a reported garage fire in the 900 block of Glenwood St., Emmaus, shortly after 5 a.m., Oct. 10.

Emmaus Police Department patrol officers were the first on-scene and reported a “working fire.”

Emmaus Fire Departments engines and crews, followed shortly by Western Salisbury Fire Department firefighters, attacked the intense fire, which had fully engulfed the structure by the time the engines arrived.


Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Child missing from Wisconsin


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking help in its investigation of a 13-year-old girl missing from Wisconsin since Oct. 15.

Jayme Closs is considered endangered.

According to a media release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI, a 911 call was received 12:53 a.m. from Barron, Wis. Responding law enforcement officials found two deceased adults and their daughter, Jayme Closs, missing.

Closs is described as about 100 pounds and 5 feet tall with green eyes and blonde or strawberry blonde hair,


Friday, October 26, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

BoardDocs overview presentation scanned by board

Andrew Klein, eGovernance specialist, explained BoardDocs to the East Penn Board of School Directors at the Oct. 22 meeting.

Klein described how BoardDocs LT could assist the directors and administration with creating, managing and publishing agendas, minutes, policies and other board-related documents. These could then be archived efficiently, and except for PDFs without optical character recognition, be searchable. According to Kline, BoardDocs includes video integration which would allow for uploads of videotaped board meetings.


Friday, October 26, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Animal cruelty officer cites Upper Saucon resident; charges pending on Macungie couple

The Lehigh County Humane Society has had its share of new residents recently.

Around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Teisha Jones received a call for a rescue of 25 beagles from a home in Upper Saucon. As it turns out, there were 65 beagles and the homeowner Robert Tettemer, of Coopersburg, relinquished the animals to the humane society and according to court records, has been cited for operating an illegal kennel, failure to produce registration for each dog and failure to have proof of rabies vaccines.